Join artist Richard Mosse for a talk and screening of extracts from his critically-acclaimed film 'INCOMING', which documents the ongoing struggles of refugees and migrants across Europe in a vivid, harrowing work created using a military grade heat-map camera. In partnership with SFMOMA, Barbican Centre, Carlier Gebauer and Help Refugees. Donate to Help Refugees' Coronovirus emergency appeal here.
Thursday 14 May 2020
19:00 BST, London
14:00 EDT, New York
Running time: approx 14 mins
At a moment when the world is facing the world’s largest refugee and migration crisis since the Second World War, Incoming by Irish artist and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse deals with the major humanitarian and political plight of our time, the displacement of millions due to war, persecution and climate change. With illuminating texts by Mosse and the philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the 576-page book combines film stills from the artist’s latest video work made in collaboration with electronic composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten – a haunting and searing multi-channel film installation, accompanied by a visceral soundtrack. Journeys made by refugees and migrants across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe are captured with a new weapons-grade surveillance technology that can detect the human body from 30.3km. Blind to skin colour, this camera technology registers only the contours of relative heat difference within a given scene, foregrounding the fragile human body’s struggle for survival in hostile environments. Want to learn more about INCOMING? You can listen to a podcast of Richard Mosse in conversation with Anthony Downey, which originally took place at the Barbican in 2017.
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